Sunday, October 31, 2010

An Update

The days grow colder and darker.  2010 is coming to an end, and with that, so ends the outdoor mini session promotion.  There are only a couple more spots left open.  Please make arrangements by November 22nd** if you would like to take advantage of this offer. 

For everyone else interested in getting Christmas Photos taken, please join us for a fun fundraising event being held to benefit a ministry focused on helping orphans in South Africa.  This will be an indoor studio event with 5-6 different sets for you to choose from.  I'm working on getting pictures up.  Please click on the link below for more information or to reserve your spot.

Thank you, everyone, for a great year!  I'm looking forward to meeting those left on the schedule, and I'm excited for what 2011 will bring!

**Please note, regular sessions at the current listed rate are still open for scheduling until December 31st, 2010.  And there is also a newborn promotion available to the first five families.  All prices and packages will be adjusted in 2011.  We will have our first outdoor mini sessions of the year available sometime in spring of 2011.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo Contest & Raffle Drawing

Photo Contest and Raffle Drawing


It may seem a bit early to be talking about Christmas, but I wanted to give plenty of advance notice for anyone interested in getting some studio photos taken this year. By having an early date, I'll be able to get your images to you before it's time to get your holiday greeting cards in the mail.  Hopefully we'll also avoid any crazy snowstorms wanting to put a damper on all our planning!  (We overlooked that possibility one year:) Not only do we want to get you some quality images while supporting Donovan and Heather Drew's ministry efforts with 1hope Ministries International, we also want this event to be fun for everyone! So, to mix things up a bit... everyone who comes will have the chance to share the experience and win some neat prizes by doing the following four things:

1. Reserve a spot and show up! Everyone will receive some sort of photo package add-on as a door prize. It's as simple as that, but the fun doesn't stop there!

2. Bring your friends and family with you! Everyone who comes will be entered to win a free Mini Session for 2011 and/or a brand new digital picture frame. If you are not satisfied with just one entry, there is more you can do!

3. Add images to your photo package. Your name will be entered into the raffle drawing for every image purchased. And if that's not enough fun for you, continue on to number four!

4. Enter our free photo contest! Winners from each category will receive a $25 gift certificate that can be used to purchase more images from the Christmas Photo Fundraiser, or applied towards the cost of any photo session scheduled in 2011.

Best Expression
Best Props
Most Holiday

How the contest works: At the Christmas Photo Fundraiser, you will have the option to add your photos to a public gallery. This also allows you the option of personally selecting your images. The best three photos per individual and/or group will be uploaded for you to choose from. All of these images will be open to public voting, and the person/group with most votes in each category will win one of six $25 gift certificates.
So what are you waiting for?  I didn't spend all weekend on event planning and set designs just to take cute pictures of my kids only, did I? No, no I didn't... it wasn't all weekend ;)  In case you missed the first post...
NOVEMBER 13th, 2010
The Pettit Home--Beaverton, OR
11:00 AM - 3PM

Come get your Christmas pictures taken and support Donovan and Heather Drew with 1hope Ministries International! This year, 100% of funds raised will go to The Muphamuzi Home for orphans in South Africa.

There will be multiple backdrops with something for everyone! For the donation amount listed, you will receive one image per person and one group image (on a CD or sent via email) along with a copyright release so you can use them for holiday cards and make as many prints as you want. The suggested donation amounts are $10 per individual or $25 for groups of three, plus $5 each additional person or photo image. Time slots will be every 15 minutes. If you are interested in reserving a spot, please be sure to leave a comment or send an email to with your preferred time and the number of people you expect to bring.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This photographic journey started off with a little one, like Aubree below.  And since that first step into the unknown, it seems I haven't been able to put the camera down!  Indeed, it has been an exciting birth for my own "newborn" business.  After photographing four pregnant mammas recently, I realized my portfolio needs some more babies!!!  Now that I am comfortable with my new camera and even newer editing software, I'm ready to offer a special promotion to the first five families who schedule a Regular Newborn Session.  The first five takers will also get a Free Mini Session to schedule at a later date.  Perfect for baby's first birthday, or any other important milestone throughout the year!  So tell your friends and family... and don't forget to sign up for the Christmas Photo Fundraiser for a chance to win a Free Mini Session while supporting a ministry that cares for babies (and children) in need!
"Children are a gift from the Lord"

The Stockton Family



Wednesday 11/3
It's supposed to be a perfectly beautiful day!
Late Afternoon--TROXELL

Saturday 11/6
Happy Valley

Saturday 11/13 Beaverton, OR
The event hours have been extended and Friday is now open, too. 
If you would like to come but none of these times work for you, please don't let that stop you!  We are open to making other arrangements if needed. Thank you in advance for your support!
More Information





Yet to be scheduled:

Monday 11/22 Cathedral Park, Portland


Saturday 12/11 Vancouver
Late Morning--JOY
Sunday 12/12 Willamette Park

Click here for pricing and contact information.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Pierce Family

If there was such a thing, this family would be my nominee for the "Client of the Year Award"!   No doubt, their pictures reflect how beautiful their family is!  If you know of anyone who is giving out an award, let me know and I'll be sure to get a recommendation out and on its way! :) 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Melanie's Senior Portraits

I wanted to get a few pictures up for Melanie to preview before her school's deadline to submit pictures for the yearbook.  Little did I know the beautiful lighting and her gorgeous features would draw me in and make for the quickest gallery completed yet!  In less than half a day, everything is finished!  Now, there is something very unique about this young woman.  It took me almost our whole photo session to notice... how long will it take you!? ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More October Shoot Dates Available

Hi Everyone!  I know there are still some people out there interested in getting pictures done before the end of the year, when my pricing and packages will be adjusted.  If that's you, please send me an email or call to reserve your spot.  My availabilty is very limited this month, especially for mini sessions.  I will only have a couple weekday evenings open for them. Saturdays will be reserved for regular sessions, unless you and a friend can book a mini back-to-back at the same location.  Come one, come all, book 'em while you can! :)

Saturday 10/23 has been rescheduled to 10/15 due to a possibly rainy day next weekend
Late Afternoon--GOMES
Early Evening--FLEMING
Monday 10/25
Early Evening--OATES

Wednesday 10/27
Late Afternoon/Early Evening (Beaverton area)--MINI OPEN

Saturday 10/30
Each slot on this date is open for one Regular Session,
or two Mini Sessions booked back-to-back at same location.
Early Morning--OPEN